The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Canal Navigation
Lyons Advertiser (Lyons, NY), 17 Jan 1823

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Canal Navigation. The following statements shews the amount of property which passed this village on the Erie Canal, in 1822— It will be recollected that this section of the canal was not navigable from the first of July till about the first of November
32,703 bbls. Flour
12,181 bbls. Salt
1,475 do. Provisions,
406 do Ashes.
7,849 bushels Wheat
92,507 feet Boards.
40,245 gallons Whiskey
14,492 lbs. Lard
87 tons Castings
349 boxes Soap
besides a great variety of articles, the amount of which in the aggregate, is considerable– The quantity of flour and salt is large, for the time of the canal was navigable. The amount of toll collected on this section, is sufficient to shew the increasing importance of the "Big Ditch."

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17 Jan 1823
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.10979 Longitude: -76.43105
Richard Palmer
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Canal Navigation